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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Camry $205 $120.88 $84.00 18% $249.88
2008 Honda S2000 $681 $596.73 $84.00 6% $725.73
2006 Ford Escape $274 $190.05 $84.00 14% $319.05
2015 BMW 740i $356 $271.53 $84.00 11% $400.53
2006 Infiniti Q45 $359 $275.28 $84.00 11% $404.28
2010 BMW M5 $2389 $2304.94 $84.00 1% $2433.94

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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Number of Reviews

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Michael

Michael

13 years of experience
426 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
Michael came out to do a follow up on something he recommended I get fixed on his last visit. He also fixed my headlight that was out. He was on time and thorough.
2009 HONDA CR-V - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Christopher

Christopher

24 years of experience
228 reviews
Christopher
24 years of experience
Did an excellent job!
2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
He was quick and did exactly as he said was needed.
2001 VOLVO V70 - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Cody

Cody

5 years of experience
45 reviews
Cody
5 years of experience
Cody was courteous and very professional!! He immediately started working on my car and was finished in less than 30 minutes.
2015 CHEVROLET EQUINOX - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - FORT WORTH, TEXAS

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